~~LBA 2013 SPRING BASEBALL SEASON
Eligibility: Spring in-town baseball is open to all boys and girls currently enrolled in 1st grade up to the official "league age" of 16 (any player who turns 16 years old on or after May 1st).
Note: Little League zoning rules exclude Katonah Elementary School students from playing in the LBA until the player is 13 (any player who turns 13 years old before May 1st). KES students who turn 13 on May 1 or later are considered Little League age 12 and must register and play with the Bedford Hills/Katonah Little League.
The LBA has 6 divisions for all boys and girls currently enrolled in 1st grade up to the official "league age" of 16 (any player who turns 16 years old on or after May 1st).
•A Division: 1st & 2nd graders play on a 60-foot diamond. Pitching machine is used. All youngsters will have the opportunity to experience many fielding positions over the course of the season and the emphasis will be on the development of fundamental baseball skills and sportsmanship. Teams will play once per week on Saturdays and practice once during the week. After Memorial Day, teams will play a second game during the week. Scores will be kept but not team standings. There will be an end of season tournament.
•AA Division: 3rd & 4th graders play on a 60-foot diamond. Live arm pitching will be utilized. Standings will be kept and playoffs will be held to determine a champion. Typical schedule is two games, including one on Saturday, and one practice per week.
•AAA Division: 5th graders only play on a 60-foot diamond. Standings will be kept and playoffs will be held to determine a champion. Typical schedule is two games, including one on Saturday, and one practice per week.
•Majors Division: All 6th graders and 7th graders who turn 12 years old on or after May 1 play on a 70-foot diamond. Standings will be kept and playoffs will be held to determine a champion. Typical schedule is two games, including one on Saturday, and one practice per week.
•Juniors Division: For all Little League age 13 and 14 year olds including 7th graders who turn 13 years old before May 1, 8th grade 13 year-olds and 8th/9th graders who turn 14 years old on or after May 1. Play on a 90-foot diamond. Games will be scheduled on the weekends.
•Seniors Division: For all Little League age 15 and 16 year olds including: all 9th graders born before May 1st, all 10th graders and all 11th graders born before on or after May 1. Play on a 90-foot diamond. Games will be scheduled on the weekends.
Note: Juniors and Seniors Division teams will play in a league scheduled and organized by Little League District 33. We will play not only all Lewisboro teams, but teams from Brewster, Cortlandt, Norh Salem & Patterson teams. All games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, so there will be NO conflicts with Modified games. There may be conflicts between JV1 and/or JV2 games and our Spring Junior or Senior leagues. JJHS Varsity players would not be eligible.
Registration & Fee:
Players who register by February 3, 2013 will receive the early registration fee of $175.00 per individual registrant, with a discounted fee of $155.00 per registrant for families registering multiple children in the league. This will increase to $200.00 for individuals and $180.00 per registrant for multiple player families who register on or After February 4. Any registration received on or after March 10, will be subject to a waiting list and you may not be placed on a team until after April 14.
We plan to announce teams by mid-March to allow for some indoor and/or outdoor practice time before the anticipated opening day ceremony on April 20. Regular season play will begin on opening day and soon after for all teams, ending with the Division Championship Games and awards ceremony by mid-June. Weekday practices will be scheduled subject to field availability. We will announce more information about our schedule in January.
Uniforms & Equipment:
All players will receive a team jersey, hat, pants and socks. Additionally, we will continue to provide a helmet and a heart guard for all players in their first year with the LBA. If returning players need a new helmet or a larger-sized heart-guard, which will be mandatory again this season on the 60 & 70 foot diamonds, we will make them available for purchase at a significantly reduced price. All players must provide their own baseball footwear (no metal cleats), baseball gloves, athletic supporters and protective cups. The LBA provides all teams with baseballs, first aid kits, catcher’s mitts and catcher’s equipment.
This year we will hold player evaluation sessions as follows:
1.Evaluations for all 1st through 5th graders, will be scheduled on or about Sunday, March 3 at John Jay High School. Final date and times will be e-mailed and posted well in advance of the date, by February.
2.6th & 7thgraders may be evaluated as deemed necessary in a separate session (TBD).
Early bird Registration ends: February 3, 2013
Regular registration closes: March 10, 2013 (late registrants subject to wait list)
In-Town Evaluations: Sunday, March 3, 2013 (At John Jay High School, Times TBA)
Teams announced: Mid-March
Potential indoor practice sessions: Late March TBD
Opening Day, play begins: April 20, 2013
We also urge all players & parents to carefully read the Codes of Conduct before signing, since last years we introduce some important additions involving player & parent behavior. Also, parents are urged to provide updated and accurate medical information including Doctor, contact, insurance and most importantly, ANY medical conditions or allergies that we will need to be aware of in the event of an emergency.